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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Clean-Up Recovers 40 Tons Of Plastic Waste

Just how much do fishing nets contribute to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? A recent clean-up in the Pacific yielded 40 tons of plastic waste and potentially dangerous fishing nets.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2019

Microplastics Common From Ocean Surface To Ocean Floor, Entering Marine Food Webs

How deeply does our plastic problem really affect the planet? Even the creatures at the deepest parts of the ocean have microplastics in their system.

Earth/Environment June 7, 2019

Fleets Of Wasteshark 'Aquadrones' Could Be Cleaning Ocean Waste In The Future

WasteShark by RanMarine Technology will collect trash from waterways before they accumulate into a trash island in the middle of the world's oceans. The drones can intelligently swim through water for hours to collect up to 200 liters of waste.

Earth/Environment August 23, 2018

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is 4 To 16 Times Larger Than Previously Thought

The size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is increasing rapidly according to scientists. The amount of plastic found in this area between California and Hawaii also reportedly keeps accumulating.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2018

The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Is Bigger, Denser Than Earlier Thought

The plastic waste menace in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is worse than imagined, according to the findings of an aerial mission. The mission was led by the Ocean Cleanup foundation, which is planning an ocean plastic cleaning operation in 2020.

Earth/Environment October 7, 2016

Cleaning Up Plastic Waste Threatening Marine Life More Effective Near Coasts Than In Open Ocean

Researchers found dispersing plastic collectors near the coasts is more effective than targeting the cleanup of the Great Pacific garbage patch in the North Pacific open sea. Clearing the plastic waste near the coasts will prevent them from doing any harm compared to the ones already in the ocean garbage patch.

Earth/Environment January 19, 2016

Here's What Boaters Mapping The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Found Out

Most of the plastic waste at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is medium to large-sized. Members of the 30-boat mega-expedition that aims to survey the size and location of plastic trash at the site brought back samples.

Earth/Environment August 25, 2015

Boyan Slat - A 20-Year-old From Holland With A Plan To Clean Up The Oceans

Plastic waste is prevalent in oceans around the world. Now, one young environmentalist thinks he knows how to clean it up quickly.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2015

Plastics disappearing in oceans - where is it all going?

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and other whirlpools of plastics are missing 99 percent of the material that should be there. What is the mystery of the missing garbage?

Earth/Environment July 5, 2014

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